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Friday's top performers

I don't have too much to say about Villanova's loss because it was so one-sided, except that we saw Kansas playing at the level at which a No. 1 seed should be playing.

Friday's top performers

I don't have too much to say about Villanova's loss because it was so one-sided, except that -- as Joe Juliano noted right away in the Inquirer's early-edition recap -- we saw Kansas playing at the level at which a No. 1 seed should be playing.

The only question now is whether Davidson can keep Bill Self's Final Four jinx going on Sunday. You have to think that given how well the Jayhawks did guarding Scottie Reynolds, they should be able to do it to Curry. But who knows.

With that out of the way, here are my top four performances of the night.


4. Derrick Rose, Memphis. Memphis' win over Michigan State was such a demolition that a lot of it seemed to be garbage time. So this spot was almost a tie between Rose and Davidson's Jason Richards, who recorded 11 points and 13 assists in the Wildcats' very impressive win over Wisconsin. I went with Rose in order to give some kind of props to the Tigers' blowout.

Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
D. Rose
26
10-16
6-7
1-3
3
1
4
5
0
1
0
1
28
27


3. Brook Lopez, Stanford. Even though the Cardinal as a whole shot only 33.8 percent from the field, the big man left quite an impression. I've heard talk of him being ready for the NBA, but I really hope he stays on the Farm. Stanford could be among the elit again next year if he stays.

Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
B. Lopez
33
10-22
6-6
0-0
5
5
10
0
1
3
2
0
24
26


2. D.J. Augustin, Texas. The orchestrator of the Longhorns' blowout win. He was one shy of recording half of Texas' total assists tonight.

Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
D.J. Augustin
37
9-17
1-2
2-4
0
5
5
7
2
2
0
0
26
21


1. Stephen Curry, Davidson. Could it be anyone else?

Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
S. Curry
37
11-22
5-5
6-11
1
3
4
4
4
2
0
4
36
33


I'll hopefully have some more video in the morning.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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